Friday, January 25, 2013
A truck crash Thursday afternoon caused a brief back up on Interstate 84 westbound between exits 62 and 63. The west bound truck suffered an explosive puncture of one of the cab’s passenger side tires. The passenger side of the cab then dropped, puncturing all of the remaining passenger side tires, as well as the fuel tank on that side. The truck leaked diesel fuel along the roadway before coming to a stop on the shoulder after taking out a chunk of guardrail. Oregon State Police, Hood River Fire and ODOT responded to help clean up the spill and manage traffic. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
Photo by Ben McCarty
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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge